Tag Archives: Instant Glam

Instant Glam Bead Embroidery

When our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva popped into a local beading store he met a designer wearing the most interesting necklace.  You can imagine how wonderful it would be for the designer of the hand crafted bezel to meet a beader … Continue reading

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Instant Statement Necklace

Instant Statement Necklace by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead.  This necklace is easy to create if you enjoy simple twisting techniques and hand stitching. Polyester Pipe was one of the newest stringing materials to be introduced by John Bead as … Continue reading

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Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace

The “Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace” is featured in the winter issue of Perles et Cetera magazine as a four page step by step project.  This is the english translation. Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace by Carmi Cimicata for John … Continue reading

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Instant Glam™ by Fernando Under Diane’s Wings

Diane Whiting, designer extraordinaire and former Create-Your-Style ambassador, releases a DIY jewelry making book packed with 25 inspirational projects. Among all the beauty, Diane re-interpreted the function of one of my components from my Instant Glam™ by Fernando collection onto a magnetic and interchangeable focal element.  … Continue reading

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New Dazzle-it Fancy Chain and Faux Suede Tassels

I just love everything that Fernando DaSilva used to create this new necklace!  I hope it inspires you as much as it does me.  Now I really want to start adding our new Dazzle-it  faux suede tassels to my design … Continue reading

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Instant Glam Blog Hop Part Two!

Here we are with a second group of designers blogging with Instant Glam! Lisa Kettell Lisa said in her post “I chose to use the two pieces from Instant Glam to incorporate in my popular crystal bracelets, the result, a … Continue reading

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Instant Glam Blog Hop!

It is truly amazing what happens when you send the same items to a group of different designers.  For John Bead’s first blog hop I sent an Instant Glam bezel and matching Swarovski crystal rock applique to the artisans featured … Continue reading

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Second Skin Fish Leather Ideas – Part One

Here you will see a fabulous collection of cuffs designed by Fernando Dasilva. The patterns in the turquoise suede fish leather are showcased on this cuff.  The crystal rock diamond was applied with an iron. This is the denim blue … Continue reading

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Instant Glam Sneak Peak Three

Here are two more of the bezels in the new Instant Glam Tuscany collection! They are available in gunmetal and silver.  If you are coming to the special event tonight you will see them in person!

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Instant Glam Sneak Peak

Here are two of the new bezels in the Instant Glam by FERNANDO collection. You can meet Fernando and hear a little more about his inspiration at our special Swarovski event this week!

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